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January 14, 2021 - 9:49 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The U.S. government has blacklisted Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. and China’s third-largest national oil company for alleged military links, heaping pressure on Beijing in President Donald Trump’s last week in office. The Department of Defense added nine companies to its...
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This photo provided by Poshmark shows Manish Chandra. Shares of Poshmark soared in their debut trading in the public markets Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, a testament to the strength of the online marketplace for second-hand goods even during a pandemic. The company, founded in 2011 by Chandra, marked its debut on the Nasdaq Stock Market and is listed under the ticker POSH. (Jen Kay/Poshmark via AP)
January 14, 2021 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Poshmark Inc. more than doubled in their stock market debut Thursday, a testament to investor enthusiasm for the online marketplace for second-hand goods. The stock soared 141%, valuing the company at $7.4 billion. Late Wednesday, the initial public offering of 6.6 million...
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FILE — In this Aug. 20, 2020 file photo, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong speaks to the media during a watch party for the Democratic National Convention, at Dunkin' Donuts Park, in Hartford, Conn. Connecticut authorities are investigating whether Amazon's e-book deals with certain publishers are anticompetitive and violate antitrust laws, state Attorney General William Tong said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
January 14, 2021 - 1:02 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities are investigating whether Amazon's e-book deals with certain publishers are anticompetitive and violate antitrust laws, state Attorney General William Tong said Thursday. Tong released only a few details of the probe. He said the state attorney general...
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January 14, 2021 - 12:45 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor was arrested and charged Thursday with hiding work he did for the Chinese government while he was also receiving U.S. dollars for his nanotechnology research. Gang Chen, 56, was arrested by federal agents at his home in Cambridge on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol in Washington. Online supporters of Trump are scattering to smaller social media platforms, fleeing what they say is unfair treatment by Facebook, Twitter and other big tech firms looking to squelch misinformation and threats of violence. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
January 14, 2021 - 12:04 pm
Online supporters of President Donald Trump are scattering to smaller social media platforms, fleeing what they say is unfair treatment by Facebook, Twitter and other big tech firms looking to squelch misinformation and threats of violence. The efforts by those mainstream platforms, prompted by the...
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FILE - This Friday, March 10, 2017, file photo shows the WhatsApp communications app on a smartphone, in New York. In early January 2021, encrypted messaging apps Signal and Telegram are seeing huge upticks in downloads from Apple and Google's app stores, while WhatsApp's growth is on the decline following a privacy fiasco where the company was forced to clarify a message it sent to users. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
January 14, 2021 - 4:47 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Encrypted messaging apps Signal and Telegram are seeing huge upticks in downloads from Apple and Google’s app stores. Facebook-owned WhatsApp, by contrast, is seeing its growth decline following a fiasco that forced the company to clarify a privacy update it had sent to users...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, file photo, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Dorsey broke his silence to defend his company’s ban of President Donald Trump as the right decision, but warned that it could set a dangerous precedent. The ban, he said, revealed Twitter’s “failure” to create an open and healthy space for what Dorsey calls the “global public conversation.” (Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 14, 2021 - 1:07 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company’s ban of President Donald Trump in a philosophical Twitter thread that is his first public statement on the subject. When Trump incited his followers to storm the U.S. Capitol last week, then continued to tweet potentially ominous...
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This undated photo provided by National Transportation Safety Board, The Orange County Fire Authority battles a fire on a burning vehicle inside a garage in Orange County, Calif. When firefighters removed the SUV from the garage to assess the fire , they identified the fuel source as the SUV’s high-voltage battery pack. U.S. safety investigators say electric vehicle fires pose risks to first responders, and manufacturers have inadequate guidelines to keep them safe. (Orange County Sheriff’s Department/National Transportation Safety Board via AP)
January 13, 2021 - 4:06 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo the symbol for Intel appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. Intel is replacing its CEO after two years. The computer company said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, that Pat Gelsinger will become its new CEO, effective Feb. 15. He takes over for Bob Swan, who became CEO in January 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 13, 2021 - 11:58 am
Intel is replacing its CEO after only two years in what had been a rough stretch for the chipmaker. Bob Swan, who became the company's chief executive in early 2019, will be replaced in mid-February by tech industry veteran Pat Gelsinger. Shares spiked 8% on news of the change at the top. The Santa...
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FILE - This Feb. 25, 2020, file photo shows the icon for TikTok in New York. The social media app shared its list of top 100 videos, creators and trends in America in 2020. In action announced Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, federal regulators are ordering Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, TikTok’s parent and five other social media companies to provide detailed information on how they collect and use consumers’ personal data and how their practices affect children and teens. (AP Photo/File)
January 13, 2021 - 5:20 am
A month after federal regulators ordered it to disclose how its practices affect children and teenagers, TikTok is tightening its privacy practices for the under-18 crowd. Starting on Wednesday, default privacy setting for accounts with users aged 13 to 15 will be private. That means only someone...
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